Summer Workshop for Emerging Artists of Today


Photo by David Gonsier

WHAT IS s.w.e.a.t.?

MOVE(NYC)’s Summer Workshop for Emerging Artists of Today (S.W.E.A.T.) is an opportunity for dancers to discover their artistry, learn insider tips about the profession, and move to the next phase of their careers. At MOVE(NYC), we believe that success doesn’t come without work, and work doesn’t happen without SWEAT. This workshop will challenge each participant’s mental and physical stamina and leave them ready to step confidently into the field, armed with the knowledge necessary to succeed. 


  • DAILY MASTER CLASSES w/ prominent artists in the field


    w/ Nigel Campbell & Chanel DaSilva

  • CREATION PROCESS w/ Greg Dolbashian and LajaMartin


s.w.e.a.t. || august 12-17, 2019

Application live FEBRUARY 4, 2019 - March 4, 2019


ELIGIBILITY: Open to u.s. & international dancers, AGES 17 - 21

Tuition: $600


“It’s not REAL if there’s no SWEAT.”


MOVE(NYC) C0-Founders & Artistic Directors





LAJAMARTIN   Photo by CPRowe Photography


Photo by CPRowe Photography

Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, LAJA FIELD grew up in creative dance, a base that continues to influence her intrigue in performance and creation. After graduating with a BFA in dance from the University of Utah in 2012, Laja relocated to Germany to join Johannes Wieland at Staatstheater Kassel and had the pleasure of working with many inspiring colleagues, teachers and guest choreographers such as Chris Haring for a piece performed again at ImPulsTanz 2013, Stella Zannou and Hofesh Shechter in a piece re-staged by Sita Ostheimer. In 2015, Laja and partner Martin Durov were invited to NYC to help found VIM VIGOR dance company. Bringing their own movement style to the company, the two traveled to teach and create around the US and Canada. They also co-created and performed shows in NYC, Santa Barbara with DanceWORKS and toured to Prisma Festival in Panama.

MARTIN DUROV teacher and performer was born in small town Slovakia. A push from his grandmother started him into ballroom dance at age six and several years he later ventured into a Slovak Folklore group where he eventually became a soloist. In 2013, Martin graduated with a DiS. art. (certified artist) from the Conservatory J.L Bella Banska Bystricia, Slovakia and went on to join Johannes Wieland’s company in Staatstheater Kassel as a full time member for two years. In that time he had the experience of collaborating with many dancers, teachers and creating pieces by Helge Letonja, re-staging Hofesh Shechter’s DOG with rehearsal director Sita Ostheimer as well as several pieces by Johannes Wieland, totaling in over 100 shows. After three years of living in the USA and frequently visiting EU teaching, traveling, choreographing, performing Martin developed his own voice in dance using his Slovakian Roots and passion for other dance styles.

Laja and Martin founded LAJAMARTIN physical dance theatre in 2017 and have presented work at Joe’s Pub Festival NYC, SouthSide Arts and Music Festival with DANCENOW, Westfest, BRINE, SALT Dance company’s inaugural festival LINK and also abroad at NewCastle College and GIF in Brussels. LM has been commissioned by Brigham Young University, Utah, J.L Bella Conservatory, Slovakia, Anton Bruckner International School, Linz, Austria and will be making a new work for Kizuna Dance Company in NYC. LAJAMARTIN have also had the pleasure of teaching at Universities and dance institutions in New York, California, Utah, Pennsylvania, Newcastle (ENG), Prague, Brussels, Linz, Slovakia and Germany.

Photo by Joseph Heitman

Photo by Joseph Heitman

GREGORY DOLBASHIAN - Born and raised in New York City Gregory made his professional stage debut at the age of eight with the Glimmerglass Opera Company and in the Philip Glass/Robert Wilson world tour of Einstein on the Beach. Gregory received his dance training at the Alvin Ailey School, then graduated cum laude from SUNY Purchase dance conservatory. Awards include The Bessie Schoenberg Residency at The Yard, winner of The Pretty Creatives Competition for Northwest Dance Project and The Hubbard Street 2 International Choreographic Competition, second place in Ballet Austin's New American Talent competition, and the audience prize at DanceNOW at joe’s pub in 2014 and again in 2017. Company commissions include Atlanta Ballet, TU Dance in Minnesota, Zenon Dance Company, Ballet Austin, LA Contemporary Dance Company, Hubbard Street 2, St. Louis Ballet, Dark Circles Contemporary Dance in Dallas, Northwest Dance Project in Portland Oregon, most recently for St. Louis Ballet as part of the Dance St. Louis Festival. Dolbashian has also received commissions from American Dance Festival as a featured choreographer in The Footprints Program and also has created multiple works for principals and soloists at American Ballet Theater including Jeffrey Cirio, Daniil Simkin, and Hee Seo, all premiering at nationally and abroad. College commissions include the Juilliard School, NYU Tisch SUNY Purchase, DeSales University, The Hartt School, Point Park, Fordham/ Ailey, Long Island University,University of Hawaii, and James Madison University He debuted his own company The DASH Ensemble, in December 2010 at JOYCE SoHo. Other venues include The JOYCE Theater, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Guggenheim Works and Process Series, Central Park Summer Stage, and domestic touring all over the U.S.

Dolbashian also teaches workshops and intensives all over the country at universities, companies, and competitive studios. As a soloist and performer, Gregory has performed in multiple DASH repertory shows. His solo work was also presented at American Dance Festival in his one man show Awkward Magic. In addition to his choreography, Gregory, alongside fellow choreographer Loni Landon, is the co-founder of The Playground, a choreographic initiative that was voted 25 to Watch in 2013 by Dance Magazine.